In This Ex-Spook’s New Thriller, Chuck Schumer Is President and Terror Is Spreading


In 2019 a bloody attack on the American embassy in Baghdad kills countless Americans and unleashes a crisis that will soon envelope the world as special operators, spies, terrorists and politicians scramble to respond to the new reality. This... Read more

One of the World’s Oldest Military Ships Is Sailing Down a River in Brazil


There is something beautiful about old ships and the sheer mechanical ingenuity to keep... Read more

New Documents Raise Questions About Increased Nuclear Spending


There are many reasons to keep certain parts of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex... Read more

M-41 Tanks Are Museum Pieces … And Still in Service


The U.S. Army never really liked the M-41 Walker Bulldog. A light tank designed... Read more

Zoosk Protects Military Members From Romance Scams


This is a sponsored post. Let’s face it: dating is hard, especially if you’re... Read more
Ukraine’s T-84 Tanks Have Problems
Since 2016, a slate of European militaries and the United States have gathered their tanks at Germany’s Grafenwoehr Training...
Spies Helped the USAF Shoot Down a Third of North Vietnam’s MiG-21s

Spies Helped the USAF Shoot Down a Third of North Vietnam’s MiG-21s

This story originally appeared on Dec. 30, 2014. On Jan. 2, 1967, around 30 U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom...

American Hand Grenades Have Some Odd Connections to Sports

American Hand Grenades Have Some Odd Connections to Sports

This story originally appeared on Dec. 29, 2014. Most people would probably agree that playing catch with a hand...

Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act...

The CIA Battled the Kremlin With Books and Movies

The CIA Battled the Kremlin With Books and Movies

Originally published on May 2, 2015. During the Cold War, Moscow’s Ministry of Culture was a master of censorship....

This Aircraft Carrier Did Not Exist

This Aircraft Carrier Did Not Exist

This story originally appeared on Sept. 22, 2015. One of the strange little stories of World War II involves...

Coming Soon — Containerized Missiles on Russian Warships

Coming Soon — Containerized Missiles on Russian Warships

Russia’s military spending cannot match the Kremlin’s ambitions. Western sanctions and low gas prices forced a 20-percent cut to...

The U.S. Army Had a Whole Unit of Psychic Spies

The U.S. Army Had a Whole Unit of Psychic Spies

This story originally appeared on Aug. 27, 2016. On Sept. 15, 1995, Army chief of staff Gen. Gordon Sullivan...

Take Another Look at This Incredibly Detailed Soviet Map of Washington, D.C.

Take Another Look at This Incredibly Detailed Soviet Map of Washington, D.C.

This story originally appeared on Aug. 21, 2016. This detailed map of Washington, D.C. was compiled by a secret...

Washington Gives a Pass to Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Washington Gives a Pass to Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Imagine that a nominee for U.S. secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and...

Infinite War

Infinite War

“The United States of Amnesia.” That’s what Gore Vidal once called us. We remember what we find it convenient...

Iraq’s Controversial Ballots Go Up in Flames

Iraq’s Controversial Ballots Go Up in Flames

BAGHDAD — A fire has engulfed a storage facility in the Rusafa district in Baghdad housing physical ballots from...

China Apparently Is Developing a Stealth Fighter Drone

China Apparently Is Developing a Stealth Fighter Drone

The Chinese military appears to be working on a fast, radar-evading robotic fighter plane that could be the first...

Separatists Named Their Rocket ‘Cheburashka’ to Troll Ukraine

Separatists Named Their Rocket ‘Cheburashka’ to Troll Ukraine

Donetsk separatists are showing off a new rocket launcher. On May 22, 2018, the news outlet Donetsk 24 affiliated...

Captain Blackadder Really Did Fight in World War I

Captain Blackadder Really Did Fight in World War I

This story originally appeared on June 26, 2014. BBC’s Blackadder is one of the funniest historical T.V comedies ever....

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